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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
08283 DIP/Input Minor Always Apr 3, 2022, 04:34 Apr 4, 2022, 16:20
Tester chaneman View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Steve Coomber Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.242 Fixed in Version 0.243 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit 98623d6 Github Pull Request # #9512
Summary 08283: bullsdrtg: Identified coinage, award and cabinet type inputs.
Description Picture below:
First panel pic highlighted DIP is for "Coinage" Attract mode will show how many coins needed for 1 credit when this DIP is used.
OFF = 1 Coin 1 Credit
ON = 2 Coins 1 Credit

Second pic highlighted DIP is for "Award Free Game". It will advertise "Free Game Awarded For Exceptional Play" during attract mode if activated.
OFF = Yes
ON = No

Third pic highlighted DIP is for "Cabinet". Screen will flip during a 2 player game when activated.
OFF = Upright
ON = Cocktail
Steps To Reproduce Load and run game.
Set DIPS as show in picture.
Reset game and observe change.
Repeat steps above for every DIP noted.
Additional Information
Github Commit
Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems bullsdrtg
Attached Files
jpg file icon bullsdrtg DIPS Coinage Award Cab.jpg (506,178 bytes) Apr 3, 2022, 04:34 Uploaded by chaneman
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Steve Coomber
Apr 3, 2022, 15:03
Keep them coming chaneman!! I have tested and confirmed your findings. However, the driver is actually galaxold.cpp, not galaxian.cpp. I will put in a fix for this.
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Steve Coomber
Apr 3, 2022, 19:39
edited on: Apr 3, 2022, 19:41
Looks like my time spent working with you to resolve these DIP switches over the last few weeks no longer has any value :-( I know it's not technically difficult but it still takes time to look at the issue, resolve and test
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Senior Tester
Apr 3, 2022, 19:46
edited on: Apr 3, 2022, 19:50
@Steve Coomber
Find missing DIP switches in manuals yourself and you can enter your name in the "Assigned To" column.
But thanks for testing and confirming and posting in on GitHub.

NOTE: chaneman has done a great job and should also be rewarded for it !
And not only here but also in MAME's whatsnew.
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Steve Coomber
Apr 3, 2022, 19:58
I agree that chaneman has done a great job. It's a shame you can't put 2 names against 'resolved' as it is a bit of a team effort sometimes. For an example, have a closer look at the messages on the following:
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Senior Tester
Apr 3, 2022, 21:00
The reason for everything was i make the MAMEinfo.dat and i would like to enter the correct names
... and for the sake of documentation.
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Apr 3, 2022, 21:18
Hey Steve:

My findings don't have to be resolved instantaneously, I am very appreciative that you attack them at the rate you have.
You deserve the credit for the fixes. I am not a coder. I would prefer these unknown DIPS get fixed, than receive any screen credit here.
Seeing that they are actually resolved by anybody is rewarding enough for me.

PS: Please credit yourself back under the Resolved status windows, or have whoever does this do so. I feel weird with my screen name there.
      I prefer to stay on the right side as a Tester only.
Thank you to everyone involved.
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Apr 3, 2022, 21:39
@MASH, well, you heard from chaneman himself right here.
Change them back, end of drama.
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Senior Tester
Apr 3, 2022, 21:49
@ chaneman
I just do not believe that!
OK... revert it now!
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Senior Tester
Apr 3, 2022, 22:02
Big thanks to both chaneman and Steve Coomber for working on these. I love seeing the flurry of activity and get a kick from each new find and fix.
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Apr 4, 2022, 00:10
Thanks for sorting this out, guys. Appreciate that we are all working towards the same goal. Thanks for everyone's efforts!

Just to clarify, only Senior Testers and above can assign bugs to others. It doesn't hurt to verify at the bottom of the bug report as there is an Issue History which can determine who did what.
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Steve Coomber
Apr 4, 2022, 10:23
edited on: Apr 4, 2022, 10:23
Hi chaneman. Many thanks for your kind message. I will keep working on these DIP switches with you :-) I would be nice if the MAME testers like you got some credit at least in the whatsnew_xxxx.txt as I know how much time it takes to dig out the relevant information, test and then report the findings on here. I have submitted a fix for this one now.